SIGNED to the ffep, " To______, with my best wishes, Frank A. Smith". Lightly rubbed at the extremities, light crease across the bottom edge of the front panel, 3/8" circular yellowish stain on the rear panel and minor shelf wear to show. Unclipped with $3.95 on both front & rear inside panels. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. The text block is clean, solid and appears unread. The spine is slightly cocked, otherwise NearFine. Some erased prices in pencil on ffep. A very scarce title and especially so when signed and in collectable condition. The author's first novel and first appearance of Superintendent Pepper of the London Special Branch.